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Saw Kejriwal taking Rs 2 crore cash; Sisodia says baseless allegations

Saw Kejriwal taking Rs 2 crore cash; Sisodia says baseless allegations

The day before yesterday I saw Satyendar Jain handing out Rs 2 crore cash to Arvind Kejriwal. "Arvind Kejriwal told me such things happen in politics", Mishra said at his press conference. Kailash Gahlot, MLA from Najafgarh, will replace sacked minister Kapil Mishra. Meanwhile, Sisodia responded to the allegations made by Mishra and said: "His (Mishra's) allegations are not even worth responding to". Read More

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New front to seize Iraq's Mosul from IS

New front to seize Iraq's Mosul from IS

Thousands of US troops began returning to Iraq in 2015, in an effort to support Iraqi and Kurdish forces battling to roll back ISIS control in the country's north, centered on Mosul . On Thursday, U.S. Special Operations Command chief Gen. Raymond Thomas refused to characterize the Afghan War as a stalemate, but did question the level of commitment to the war effort by the Obama administration. Read More

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McMaster says we should be 'prepared' for North Korea

North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile on Saturday in apparent defiance of a USA push for tougher global sanctions to curb the Asian country's nuclear threat. I mean, we'll see". China instead wants Pyongyang to freeze its military programs in exchange for a halt to US-South Korean annual drills. Japan's helicopter carrier Izumo departs Yokosuka port on Monday, May 1, 2017, amid rising tension following missiles tests by North Korea. Read More

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Erdogan says Syria's Raqqa will 'turn into a graveyard' for Islamic State

Erdogan says Syria's Raqqa will 'turn into a graveyard' for Islamic State

Last week, Turkey struck at People's Protection Units positions inside Syria, killing 20 fighters and media activists, according to the group, prompting Kurdish parties to call for a USA -enforced no-fly zone over northern Syria. Erdogan hinted that his country was also ready to repeat its attacks in Sinjar, Iraq, to prevent it from turning into a base for the Kurdish militia. Read More

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Carrier group heads for Korean waters as Trump calls leaders

South Korea's Defense Ministry has said North Korea appears ready to conduct such "strategic provocations" at any time. US President Donald Trump says North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is not as strong as he thinks he is. "We'd love to solve things diplomatically but it's very hard", he said, describing North Korea as his biggest global challenge. Chinese state broadcaster CCTV quoted President Xi Jinping as telling Trump that China strongly opposes North Korea's nuclear weapons programme ... Read More

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South Africa hires Stuart Baxter for 2nd stint as coach

South Africa hires Stuart Baxter for 2nd stint as coach

CAPE TOWN Englishman Stuart Baxter has been appointed coach of the South African national football team for a second spell, ending a five-month search for a new coach, the country's football association announced on Thursday. Baxter will see out the South African Premier Soccer League before joining the national team, SAFA said. SAFA is also pleased that the matter has finally been settled. Read More

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A royal false alarm

A royal false alarm

The official, who spoke to the AP only on condition of anonymity, said household meetings are called from time to time. The Sun briefly published on its website - and then swiftly removed - an article about the Duke of Edinburgh's death, titled "Prince Philip dead at 95, how did the Duke of Edinburgh die, etc etc". Read More

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Midwest, South recovering after deadly weekend storms

Four people died in east Texas after at least four tornadoes hit the state. First responders went door to door across the state Sunday looking for survivors in more than 5,000 homes that were in the tornado's path. The tornado did not affect Vicksburg, but was part of system of severe weather that was statewide and caused tree damage, downed power lines and property damage. Read More

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After Saudi stop, Germany' Merkel heads to neighboring UAE

After Saudi stop, Germany' Merkel heads to neighboring UAE

In terms of Saudi law, Ms Merkel broke the rules in a violent way, but she is not a Saudi citizen, so King Salman didn't ask the guest from Germany wear a full-length robe and cover for their hair in public places. She is scheduled to travel to the neighboring United Arab Emirates after visiting Saudi Arabia. Like other recent female Western visitors, the German Chancellor did not cover her hair upon arrival in the conservative Islamic kingdom. Read More

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PM Modi addresses 31st edition of Mann Ki Baat

PM Modi addresses 31st edition of Mann Ki Baat

The government's decision to ban the red beacons will significantly help eliminate VIP culture in the country. He said his government's concept of "New India" is that instead of "VIP", more importance should be given to the "EPI" culture. PM Modi ended the Mann Ki Baat by saying, "We have always believed in " Sabka Saath , Sabka Vikas" and it's not only in context of India, but the world". Read More

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Thousands of Environmentalists to March in Washington

Thousands of Environmentalists to March in Washington

Hundreds of sister marches are also planned across the USA and around the world. Mother Jones has three reporters on the scene in DC. The same is true for the April 29, People's Climate March . Marchers then plan to move to the White House and end up at the Washington Monument. The Sierra Club helped organize the event, which drew celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio, former vice president Al Gore and climate and clean water activists like Mari Copeny, best known as Little Miss Flint. Read More

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Trump ladies: Melania and Ivanka have a 'frosty' relationship

Trump ladies: Melania and Ivanka have a 'frosty' relationship

Outrage also ensues whenever Ivanka Trump , the President's daughter, replaces the First Lady at events. Melania , 47, wore an army green two piece outfit, which included a military-style jacket and pencil skirt. Chief among them? Melania Trump, who was spotted dining with her husband at the Trump International Hotel in Washington on Saturday, doesn't want to move to the swamp. Read More

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Researchers to look for CTE evidence in Hernandez's brain

Researchers to look for CTE evidence in Hernandez's brain

Hernandez was found hanged by a bed sheet inside his cell at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Mass., early Wednesday morning and was pronounced dead the hospital about an hour later. The letters didn't offer any insight into why the 27-year-old committed suicide. "The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is conducting an investigation into the circumstances of Aaron Hernandez's death, which may require further analysis of his body". Read More

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Early French Presidential Polls Show Macron In Double Digit Lead

Security leapt to the centre of the campaign last week when a 39-year-old Frenchman gunned down a policeman on the Champs Elysees in Paris . The next two weeks will be long and brutal, Macron needs to fight for every vote. Le Pen and Macron will face off in a live televised debate on May 3. The contest is widely seen as a litmus test for the populist wave that previous year prompted Britain to vote to leave the European Union and USA voters to elect Donald Trump president. Read More

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Trump Rebukes Italian Prime Minister, Calls For No US Intervention In Libya

Trudeau adhered to his firm, don't-offend-Trump strategy. "But we have to be aware of the fact that this push that goes against free trade as a catalyst for world growth. The G7 follows the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders' summit in Brussels, which both Trump and Trudeau are expected to attend. "We are in a role everywhere", Trump said, adding that the US's priority in Libya and Iraq was to focus on counter-terrorism efforts to target Isis. Read More

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